The slow death of GameArena seems to finally be at an end, after Telstra confirmed that both the website and servers will close as of October 20.
As you enter the site you are greeted with the following message;
Dear GameArena users,
After careful consideration, the decision has been made to close the GameArena website and online servers from 20 October 2014.
We would like to thank you for your patronage over our site’s long history serving online gamers in Australia.
The GameArena Team
Kotaku AU is also reporting that in an email released today outlines, “An email sent to Telstra through retail communications stated that GameArena.com.au “no longer fits in Telstra Media’s strategy”.